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Browsing the books
Part of the extensive range of books
Browsing the books


The Didcot Railway Centre shop stocks an extensive range of books on railway and other transport topics, including the Peter's Railway series and books from publishers including Ian Allan, Middleton Press and Oakwood Press.

All of these items are available from the shop when the Centre is open, or by post from: Great Western Retail Sales, Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ.

You can telephone the shop, when the centre is open, on: +44 (0) 1235-817200 or e-mail Didcot Railway Centre Shop.

We can accept payment by cheque, payable to ‘Great Western Retail Sales’, or by credit card.

A selection of more recent items is shewn below:

Moguls and Prairies

Great Western Moguls and Prairies

This book describes the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of Prairie 2-6-2 tank engines and the Mogul 2-6-0s designed by Churchward in the early part of the twentieth century and perpetuated by his successor, Charles Collett, in the 1920s and 1930s.

Hardback, Pen and Sword, David Maidment

Price: £30.00 (+ P&P)

Great Western Manor Class

Great Western Manor Class

This book covers the 30 Manor class 4-6-0s designed by CB Collett in 1938, and built by the Great Western, and the Western Region at Swindon in two batches, 20 in 1938/9, and 10 in 1950. In order to save money the first 20 members of the class were built using parts from withdrawn 4300 class 2-6-0s, and were coupled to refurbished Churchward 3,500 gallon tenders.

Hardback, Pen and Sword, Laurence Waters

Price: £25:00 (+ P&P)










Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway